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Chain maintenance nirvana!

You have to get one of these! Made a formerly miserable task an easy job. Best $10 I've spent in a long while!
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Re: Chain maintenance nirvana!

looks very useful. now where did you buy it lol
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Re: Chain maintenance nirvana!

Found one here on Ebay... The Grunge Brush - Motorcycle Chain Cleaning Tool: eBay Motors (item 230440015412 end time Aug-18-10 14:37:01 PDT)

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Re: Chain maintenance nirvana!

Yes, it is called the Grunge Brush. I got it at a local dealer here but I'm sure they can be found all over. Be careful though, they sell a smaller, lighter duty version for bicycles so don't accidentally order that one.
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Re: Chain maintenance nirvana!

Nice find! I am going to try one for sure.
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Re: Chain maintenance nirvana!

are the bristles nylon? i'd be careful if they arn't. you'd chew up some o-rings.
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Re: Chain maintenance nirvana!

prybar,

is it just me, or does your rear sprocket look brand new, like its never been used before--including the lug nuts.
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Re: Chain maintenance nirvana!

Yes, the bristles are nylon. I agree, I would NEVER use metal on an o-ring chain.

Frank, it's just you! That chain and sprokets has about 3000 miles on them. I keep it clean and lubed like the rest of the bike. The vortex rear sproket has held up GREAT for me and I would recommend it to anyone. It lasts like a steel unit!
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Re: Chain maintenance nirvana!

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is it just me, or does your rear sprocket look brand new, like its never been used before--including the lug nuts.
I did wonder....
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Yes, the bristles are nylon. I agree, I would NEVER use metal on an o-ring chain.

Frank, it's just you! That chain and sprokets has about 3000 miles on them. I keep it clean and lubed like the rest of the bike. The vortex rear sproket has held up GREAT for me and I would recommend it to anyone. It lasts like a steel unit!
BUT...WOW that's an impressive cleaning tool

What cleaning lube/product do you use with that

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Re: Chain maintenance nirvana!

I just got the Grunge Brush. I have always used a regular stiff bristle nylon brush before this. I use Castrol Super Clean degreaser and hot water from a hose to do my cleaning and I use Maxima chain wax for lube. I just lube every time the chain starts getting noisy and I only really clean the chain every 1000 miles or so I would guess? I just do it when it starts getting dirty looking and has a bunch of build up on it. The Maxima wax is awesome! I've been using it since my motocross days. Lubes great, protects the chain from rust very well, and doesn't fling off at all even when it gets warm.
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